Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The beautiful book about Disney's version of "The Nutcracker Suite" from Fantasia released by Little Brown in 1941 contains some fascinating drawings of an insect orchestra.

I should probably know this, but do any of you have more information on that insect orchestra? Who drew those illustrations? Is the insect orchestra an abandoned project? Etc.

[UPDATE: The art was created by the artist Walt Scott.]


David said...

Howard Lowery had a "Concert Feature" model sheet at auction that was dated 11-1-39 with cricket violinists for a proposed bug orchestra segment. It sold for $9

Peter said...

See this link to an earlier post:

Didier Ghez said...

Peter: Thanks. Sad when I forget my own posts. I still would love to know who drew those, though.

David: I wish I had seen that one. I would have bought it!